21 Oct 2013

Future of Rotorua sawmill plant uncertain

2:59 pm on 21 October 2013

The receivers of the Tachikawa sawmill in Rotorua say they are still trying to assess the future of the plant after it closed on Friday.

Between 120 and 130 workers still don't know what their future will be.

Brendon Gibson from Korda Mentha said on Monday they are continuing to get a better understanding of the business so it can be sold and this will take some time.

He says workers will be paid on Tuesday but there is no certainty after that and, at this stage, there is no more work for them and no resources to keep paying them.

Mr Gibson says he met with union officials on Monday and will continue to to talk to them over the next few weeks. He says the business had been running down for a while and it has no log supply.